The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tamale north constituency Parliamentary candidate, Alhassan Suhuyini has outlined education, health, agriculture, women empowerment, youth employment and roads as his vision for the constituency.
The radio broadcaster whose popularity has overshadowed his other contenders in the 2016 Parliamentary contest has also promised to galvanize his constituents for constructive purposes should he win their mandate.
Alhassan Suhuyini exclusively in a Citi News interview described the NDC as a credible political party which stands for peace and stability and cares for the people.
He called on all NDC loyalists in the Tamale north constituency to avoid complacency and assiduously work towards attaining one touch victory on December 7.
He downplayed the Tamale north constituency incumbent independent Member of Parliament, Alhassan Dahamani’s re-election bid.
Alhassan Suhuyini admitted that the NDC lost the seat in 2012 due to internal wrangling.
He quickly added that his candidature had reunited party members for which reason he is better placed than his contenders in the 2016 Parliamentary race.
“I am working with my team day and night to ensure that no stone is left unturned. We don’t need to entertain complacency and what we need is a victory that will leave no doubt in anybody’s mind that Tamale north has returned to the umbrella and returned well.”
“We have a united party that is poised to recapture the seat and some of the party supporters are proud that I emerged victorious at the Parliamentary primary courtesy the expansion of our party’s Electoral College.”
Alhassan Suhuyini reechoed the need for renewal of President John Dramani Mahama’s mandate.
“In my view it will be unfair if the President is not given a second mandate with the level of development that he has carried out in his four years I am certain that he will do more when his mandate is renewed.”
Alhassan Suhuyini called for insult free political campaigns to avoid anarchy before, during and after the December 7 polls.
According to him, politicians who engaged in personality attacks lacked campaign messages and should be ignored.
“We should always engage on issues and personalities should not feature in our debates resulting into character assassination and personality attacks.”
As a Journalist, the Tamale north NDC Parliamentary candidate advocated media circumspection on elections coverage.
“You cannot downplay the role of the media in our democratic experiment but I will caution that we exercise our freedom guaranteed by the constitution with circumspection.”
“Let us be guided by the fact that we need to entertain, inform and educate the masses but we need to ensure that we educate more to preserve our democratic credentials by doing unbiased fact checks.”
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana